For Immediate Release
RWJBARNABAS HEALTH AND CARE STATION FORM PARTNERSHIP
Focus on Improving Patient Access and Quality of Care to Benefit Communities Throughout Northern New Jersey
West Orange, NJ–RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) and Care Station Medical Group have announced a partnership focused on improving patient access and quality, while also expanding availability of RWJBH primary and specialty services.
“Care Station Medical Group adds enhanced access to urgent and primary care for northern and central New Jersey communities, including Garwood, Linden, Succasunna, Secaucus, Springfield and West Orange,” said Mark Manigan, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, RWJBarnabas Health. “Care Station’s innovative and proactive approach to managing care empowers a patient to maintain their health and identify issues early when they are more treatable. This approach overwhelmingly aligns with RWJBarnabas Health’s vision of patient care.”
Care Station is a patient-centered, open-access primary care practice (a patient may schedule an appointment or walk in). Care Station will also assist each patient navigate the complex maze of healthcare. By choosing one of Care Station’s primary care providers, the patient joins a team who shares the responsibility of achieving optimal health. Care Station has 28 providers who see 160,000 patient encounters annually.
“Aligning with RWJBarnabas Health will provide our patients greater access and continuity of care with the state’s most comprehensive health system,” said Richard Bezozo, M.D., Founder and CEO of Care Station. “The entire Care Station team is thrilled to join RWJBarnabas Health to meet the growing and evolving needs of residents throughout New Jersey to enhance the coordination of treating complex health conditions and improving community health through local programs and education.”
Care Station services include family medical care, preventative health care, physical examinations and immunizations; management and treatment of chronic medical conditions, including diabetes screening and care, hypertension and hyperlipidemia; x-ray, lab services, diagnostic testing, and ultrasound; dermatology, gastroenterology, podiatry, gynecology and sport medicine; and nutrition.
Care Station provides services seven days a week with evening hours. For more information, visit carestationmedical.com or call 908-925-2273 (CARE).
About RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization. In meeting its mission of creating healthier communities, RWJBarnabas Health seeks to address the clinical and social determinants of health, improve health outcomes, promote health equity, and eliminate health care disparities.
RWJBarnabas Health is in partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration will align RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. To learn more, please visit www.rwjbh.org.